How to Support University Staff on Strike

From 25 November to 4 December, members of the UCU will be striking. This isn’t just your lecturers, but also librarians, IT and administration professionals who are taking part. They are striking on a variety of issues, including the topic of pension that led to strike action back in 2018. However, the strike action is also over falling pay, the gender and ethnic pay gap, precarious employment practices, and unsafe workloads. I understand that some students may have to attend classes due to pressures surrounding compulsory contact hours, personal wellbeing, and international student requirements. However, if you are in a privileged position and wish to support University staff on strike, here is some more information on how to show solidarity.

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PINK MOON: Grad Week Deals!

Exeter based restaurant PINK MOON are offering a number of exclusive Grad Week deals to help make your Grad Week that bit more special! From Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July inclusive, PINK MOON are offering a special set menu with delicious dishes available for just £17.50 for two courses and £20.50 for 3 courses. To help you celebrate in style, we’re also offering … Continue reading PINK MOON: Grad Week Deals!

Off-Campus Study Spaces

Exam season is looming over us already, and with deadlines creeping closer it means that the library is always jam–packed with stressed students trying to cram their minds with vital information. Unless you manage to get to the library at the break of dawn it is nearly impossible to get a seat. However, it is not just the library; pretty much every square inch of campus is full of students, leaving people at a loss to find revision space. For some, it is easier to revise outside of the home environment as there are fewer distractions. Therefore, I have comprised a list of the best off – campus study spaces Exeter has to offer. Continue reading Off-Campus Study Spaces

What I wish I’d Known as a Fresher

Uni can often be overhyped. From a young age, we put university on a pedestal and see it as an escape into independence and the beginning of adulthood. For those of us who have strict parents, it’s the beginning of a life without curfews and unfair punishments. For those of us whose school life could have been better, it’s a chance to reinvent yourself and be whoever you want to be. It’s different from the movies and from what we imagine it to be, but it’s definitely worth the excitement: just read these tips before you start and you’ll be good to go. Continue reading What I wish I’d Known as a Fresher

Review: It Shoulda Been You

There was a lot that could go wrong when you’re putting on a show like It Shoulda Been You. A musical-comedy is best to be avoided when considering how many invitations for failure there are inherent in the genre. Cringey dialogue, cheap jokes that fall flat, plots that adorn absurdity, are all too common; worsened by the addition of the setting of a wedding and … Continue reading Review: It Shoulda Been You

My First Year Experience

From getting the infamous ‘Freshers’ Flu’ to spending far too many nights in The Imperial, my first year experience appears fairly conventional on the surface, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been without its ups and downs. I have learned that it’s ok to not always get along with your flat as there are options to make it better for you, referencing and formatting sometimes … Continue reading My First Year Experience

Queer Screens: Sebastiane

The Exeter University Arts and Culture wing continued its Queer Screens programme this week (every Monday, 4:30, in Queens LT1). Each week, the series’ organizer Dr Joao Florencio, shows and introduces an LGBTQ+ related film, in an innovative season that from the outset is offering powerful works of cinema. The latest instalment was Sebastiane, by Paul Humfress and the great Derek Jarman, the latter of … Continue reading Queer Screens: Sebastiane

Review: Dogfight

Peter Duchan’s Dogfight is by no means an easy musical to tackle. The best way to describe it would be a play with an identity crisis, its complexity making it difficult to align with a particular genre. Dogfight tells the tale of a group of American marines on the eve of shipment to fight in Vietnam. They decide to pass their final evening continuing their … Continue reading Review: Dogfight

An International Student in Exeter

Being an international student from the United States, everyone assumes I had no problems transitioning to my new lifestyle here in Exeter, but that’s not true! Even though we speak the same language, there are still some differences that I’ve been getting used to. I had a great first impression when I arrived and realized how friendly and accommodating people are. I was walking down … Continue reading An International Student in Exeter